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No injuries reported in bus crash

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 ~ Updated 10:40 PM

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CLOVERDALE -- All five passengers on a Cloverdale Community Schools bus that crashed into a telephone pole Tuesday afternoon escaped injury.

Cloverdale Police Department Sgt. Charlie Hallam said the crash was called in at about 2:20 p.m. The accident happened at C.R. 925S, just before the entrance to the Stardust Hills subdivision.

"The bus left the road and hit a phone pole, and the pole landed on top of the bus," Hallam said. "The students and the driver all exited the bus through the back window."

The four students on the bus were all high schoolers, Hallam said. The students and the bus driver were all taken to Putnam Plastics, a factory near the accident scene, where they were evaluated and released. None of the accident victims sought medical treatment, Hallam said.

"The power flickered in town for a minute right before we were called out, so that must have been because of the accident," Hallam said.

Assisting Cloverdale Police Department officers at the accident scene were representatives from the Putnam County Sheriff's Department, Indiana State Police, Cloverdale Township Fire Department and Putnam County Operation Life.

The accident remains under investigation.

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I would assume because it was right across the street, to get them out of the cold. Also, there's a well known competent Paramedic, Chris Query who works there at Putnam Plastics as well as for Operation Life. Thank God no one was seriously hurt. Good work guys!

-- Posted by lskelton2 on Wed, Dec 9, 2009, at 8:47 AM

Subdivision? that is a trailor park!

-- Posted by mal on Wed, Dec 9, 2009, at 8:50 AM

Subdivision, or trailer park makes no difference. Be thankful no one was hurt...

-- Posted by C'ville friend on Wed, Dec 9, 2009, at 8:55 AM

You all are concerned about Stardust being a trailer park when you should be wondering why the bus left the road and the accident happened in the first place.

-- Posted by cloverlady on Wed, Dec 9, 2009, at 9:38 AM

I agree, why did the bus leave the road and hit the pole in the first place??? If you want to see a trailer park, go to Indy to some of the REAL trailer parks. This is a subdivision like it or not. Also, does this mean the kids are less important coming from a "trailer park" as you put it. Some responders on this website do not think before they write, especially when not addressing the issue at hand, instead some off the wall comment about something else. This hasn't been the first time and probably won't be the last, since it seems those people have nothing better to do with their time. Also, thanks to Chris or whoever helped the kids at Putnam Plastics.

-- Posted by Confused citizen on Wed, Dec 9, 2009, at 12:25 PM

I would imagine they were taken to Putnam Plastics because it was a warm, close place where the students and driver could be evaluted by paramedics. Instead of making them stand out in the cold. And subdivision/trailer park...who cares? That doesn't even have anything to do with the story. (Although I do find it funny that the person calling it a "trailor park" can't even spell trailer.) Why do people focus on the silly things instead of being thankful no one was seriously injured? I'm sure the driver wasn't driving erratically or irresponsibly. It was slick out. Accidents happen and this was one of them. No one was hurt. In the end that is all that matters.

-- Posted by putnammom on Wed, Dec 9, 2009, at 6:35 PM

....so where was the county at with the salt trucks?? if they would have been out this wouldnt have happend!!

-- Posted by big ben on Thu, Dec 10, 2009, at 1:00 PM

This area belongs to Cloverdale,not Putnam County.

-- Posted by kubotafan on Sun, Dec 13, 2009, at 2:59 PM

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